MP calls on NHDC to open outdoor swimming pools

North East Herts MP Oliver Heald has called on North Herts District Council to re-consider opening outdoor pools following the Government's announcement that they can open from 11 July.

Commenting, Sir Oliver said "For many people, swimming is their main form of exercise. It has been hard for them during lockdown and they welcome the Government’s announcement that outdoor pools can open again. They are very disappointed that North Herts District Council has said that its outdoor pools will remain closed.  I have taken this up with the Council who have replied saying that it does take time to prepare for re-opening. However, I hope that given the demand for swimming they will be able to do this more quickly than normal."